I wasnt sure if I should be putting this in studies and discovery or here so g'head and move this if it needs it.
After my last pic I thought maybe I needed to work more on color as well as anatomy. I've bought a couple more books, poured through the tutorials here. Some of it might be registering but I am not sure about some things. I'm using a bit of linework evildisco put into the colorbook (thanks evildisco!) to work out an idea. I am not sure how close I am .. or if I should have the pirate in even more sharp/dark shadows and less color.
any input would be great